<i>Effects</i>

Film still courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive

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Tue., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. 2017
$5.41
It had been sitting there for ages, but once Effects, which most thought had been lost forever, was unearthed, the treasure was ripe for a deep-clean and remount. The 1980 slasher flick — shot by alumni of George Romero, recently deceased creator of Night of the Living Dead, and starring Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead); Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead); and John Harrison (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie) — is a low-budget romp into D.I.Y. horror filmmaking. “I’m always drawn to movies that were made with very little resources and eventually got bigger,” says Joe Ziemba of the American Genre Film Archive, which restored the film. “It’s more visceral than The Texas Chain Saw Massacre…and it’s way ahead of its time.”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mason Park, 531 South Mason. For information, call 281-492-6900 or visit drafthouse.com/houston. $5.41.

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